What is your favorite personal interior? Your kitchen in the early morning light? The cozy look of your home when you go outdoors to gaze back through the windows after dark? Or perhaps it's the emotions and secrets that you hide away in your private interior.
The artists at the Loading Dock Gallery at Lowell's Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., explore and interpret these themes in Interiors, on view now through April 1. The show features artwork in a variety of media, both traditional and contemporary, by more than 20 artists.
Among them is "Rosa's Room" by photographer Deb Arsenault. It depicts the bedroom of octogenarian Rosa Piacenza, the artist's close friend. The image's atmosphere evokes an ethereal feeling of past moments, lost forever. The single bed, positioned coffin-like, conveys feelings of loneliness coupled with a sense of peace, quiet and tranquility in the natural, misty light.
The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Call 978-596-1576 or visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.
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CITY SCENES: An exhibition of Lowell-inspired pen-and-ink cityscapes by Dave Phaneuf is on view at TreMonte Pizzeria Restaurant and Bar, 112 Middle St., Lowell, through May 31. A reception takes place Thursday, March 15, 7-9 p.m. Antiquity, old buildings, bridges, roads and stone walls inspire Phaneuf's drawings. "To me, they are an expression of the passage of time," he says. His palette is black and white, and the range between them provides him with many possibilities. A lifelong Lowell resident, Phaneuf works from his home studio in downtown Lowell. A graduate of Mass Art, he is a member of the Arts League of Lowell as well as the Brush Art Gallery, and has exhibited in many group shows. Fellow Lowell artist Mary Hart curates the show. Tremonte opens daily at 11:30 a.m.
NEW LECTURE DATE: The lecture "Japan: Tradition and Inspiration" at the New England Quilt Museum has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. It is being held in conjunction with the showcase of Japanese quilts on view now through April 24 at the museum at 18 Shattuck St. Call 978-452-4207 or visit www.nequiltmuseum.org.